Warn

Definition of Warn

Pronunciation: wạrn
v. t.1.To refuse.
1.
[imp. & p. p. Warned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Warning.]
1.To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house.
Cornelius the centurion . . . was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee.
- Acts x. 22.
Who is it that hath warned us to the walls?
- Shak.
2.To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious.
3.To ward off.

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